8. Obamas light White House Christmas Tree
It’s officially Christmas at the White House! The Obama family lit the national Christmas Tree last week to much fanfare after a long election season. But while first lady Michelle Obama read a Christmas story to the kids, the president reminded everyone under the sound of his voice to keep the victims of Hurricane Sandy in their thoughts.
He lightened the mood later by ending the tree lighting ceremony, which was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, with a discombobulated version of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." There seemed to be a break down in the lyrics.